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 61 
 on: Today at 01:07:23 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Agent D.
I'd say it depends a lot on the disease.
I'm in agreement. If we're talking something that will actually make the child's life extremely hard or even give them a much shorter lifespan, I'd be against it. If it's something like down syndrome or a similar type handicap where they can function fully but have some difficulties, I don't see why not. I mean if we're talking having a kid for the sake of having another kid, absolutely. If you mean trying to have one without the disability, almost like having a better kid to save face with the public, I'm more inclined to say fuck you that's horrible.

Medicine is going a long way in the years. It's only a matter of time before the typical stuff we're scared of like HIV and AIDS, cancer, and other horrific ailments are curable, and other debilitations are more effectively treated. To be afraid that you're bringing a kid into the world where he's got anything short of a fighting chance at having a fulfilling life...I can understand that horror of a feeling. But I secretly desire nothing more in life to have a kid, just to try and spread my own sense of being out there after I'm gone. My mom, her mom, her grandma, and her aunt all had some form of cancer, and only her aunt has survived it, the other 3 died of lung cancer. My father's mother also died of cancer. I'm greatly freaked out by the idea if how genetically favorable my chances of developing cancer are, and I would only be passing it along.

I had a lot to say here, I'm kind of surprised.

 62 
 on: Today at 01:00:21 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by glassjawsh
I'd say it depends a lot on the disease.

fatal (Think Huntington or Niemann Pick)

 63 
 on: Today at 12:50:52 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Annubis
I'd say it depends a lot on the disease.

 64 
 on: Today at 12:49:30 AM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by glassjawsh
real question, that I am legitimately curious about: Let's assume for a second that you and your significant other both carry the recessive trait to a hereditary disease where there is a 25% chance that it will be passed on to your children. You find this out when your doctor tells you that your first (and only) child has the disorder and things don't look great. Do you continue having children in the hopes that the next one won't be afflicted or do you stop because of the fear of going through that kind of trauma again?

I just got banned from another forum for this discussion and want to know what cooler heads think about it.

 65 
 on: Today at 12:37:40 AM 
Started by Scarface - Last post by Aeolus
I can't really argue with that, I'm just curious how they were different.
No royce or xenobia in the original,  and ghaleon was much more eviler.

But Xenobia was in the original (after all, someone had to impersonate Mia's mother); only Royce was added for SSSC and beyond. And yeah, more evil stuff was done like enslaving the residents of Burg to work at the Talon Mine (including Alex's parents).

They also substituted one kind of filler with another (i.e. hunting for worms for material for your airship versus having Kyle solo fight statue Hell Mel), and took out all the free plot Exp the game handed you in TSS.

 66 
 on: Today at 12:13:40 AM 
Started by timmyFd - Last post by Aeolus
The PS2 version was one of the best selling Dragon Quests, IIRC, at least overseas, thanks in part to the Final Fantasy XII demo it came with. Also, plenty of people can get it for $20 on their mobile phones and Tablets (albeit with severe framerate problems that I'm not aware if they fixed) for $20, and many more people have those devices than 3DS games. "Missing out" is not the excuse here. If you "missed out" it's readily available. You could even still get the game new on amazon for $10 as late as 2012, and while the price has been steadily going up, it's not super expensive yet, and there are still plenty of PS2 consoles...that's not the concern here. Unless they put in some more new content (and quite frankly, they probably shouldn't, the game was pretty much perfect when it was released, and "new content" by Square-Enix terms almost always means "unfairly tedious and hard bonus dungeons with B-list excuses for a bonus plot"), I think it would be fair to call the new game milking it. S-E just following tradition. Personally, I'd be tempted to just skip it (I haven't actually finished the PS2 version, anyways, and at the rate I progress through DQ games, the game probably will be remade again by the time I finish it), and wait for DQ9's remake, which I think could use a revamp, at least for some in-game adjustments and online/streetpass stuff.

If you want it for the 3DS and don't mind the graphical downgrade, fine (unless you have a readily available PS2, in which case, what is wrong with you?!). But seriously, the original was very impressive to look at, and even Dragon Quest IX couldn't surpass it in scope. I mean, it had plenty of pop-in already, but it just felt like a big world that was fully explorable, and for a series that pretty much established the "grand adventure" that JRPGs always sold themselves as, I think that's a pretty important aspect. I wouldn't downplay that change, even if you haven't played it before.

Exactly. This version hasn't sold itself as one that's worth getting over the PS2 version yet, and right now, its seeming more like its making a case against it. Especially since you already have two different versions that are available and one of those is on a console flush with RPGs of pretty much every walk of genre.

And all of this is moot anyways if this version doesn't get localized to begin with (which would be fucking sad because not only is DQ Heroes 1 getting localized (which shares a few of the main VAs from the original localization), but the translation work has already been done and just needs to be reinserted and then distributed/marketed (and if distributed digitally, that's even less of a reason why it wouldn't come over)).

Also, yeah. The bonus stuff that the various DQ remakes have gotten over the years have varied somewhere between gamebreaking (having a fourth party member slot in DQV) to pointless (DQIV's 'Sixth' Chapter). Its kind of a crapshoot.

Also also, DQIX doesn't need a revamp so much as it needs a full on remake. It had so many issues that even making the DLC stuff available/less bullshit, you still have that pitifully short main quest (DQIII is probably a longer game) and the grindtacular 'post game' content.

 67 
 on: May 24, 2015, 11:29:34 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by MeshGearFox
Angry badgers talking about playing American Rules Quidditch while getting drunk isn't really weird by my standards.

@jawsh: OH MAN REMEMBER WHEN PEOPLE HAD LANDLINES AND LIKE 90% OF THE SALES CALLS YOU GOT WEREN'T ROBOTS. Today that'd be all

<iPad> *ring*
<Calvin> Hi I'm Calvin and I'd like to order--
<Phone Robot> HEL lo Are yoU PlaN NinG to VOTE foR JoHN MC caIN or SMunT FRud lEY thIS NoV em BER
<Calvin> * goes into bathroom, sits down on floor, and smokes while sobbing quietly *

Also wrt Jurassic Park trailer, that bit where everyone's filming the goddamn Liopleurodon with their cellphones is pissing me off even more than the prospect of featherless raptors just because it has cellphones in it.

 68 
 on: May 24, 2015, 11:10:40 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by glassjawsh
it's a rather strange phenomenon that mesh isn't currently on intense psychedelics.  you really make me wonder sometimes.
Mesh is a taste you should definitely try to aquire. When you get right down to it, he's just awesome.

definitely makes me laugh more consistently than anyone else on these boards.  I don't mind a daily dose of surreal.


 69 
 on: May 24, 2015, 11:07:42 PM 
Started by Scarface - Last post by Agent D.
I can't really argue with that, I'm just curious how they were different.
No royce or xenobia in the original,  and ghaleon was much more eviler.

 70 
 on: May 24, 2015, 11:06:48 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Agent D.
it's a rather strange phenomenon that mesh isn't currently on intense psychedelics.  you really make me wonder sometimes.
Mesh is a taste you should definitely try to aquire. When you get right down to it, he's just awesome.

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